Where to ride electric scooter in Canada?

In Canada, the laws regarding the use of electric scooters vary by province and municipality. In general, it is legal to ride electric scooters on public roads and bike lanes, as long as you follow the same rules that apply to bicycles. However, some cities have specific regulations regarding the use of electric scooters on sidewalks, crosswalks, and other areas.

Here are a few tips for riding an electric scooter in Canada:

  1. Follow the same rules of the road that apply to bicycles, including stopping at red lights, yielding to pedestrians, and using hand signals when turning.

  2. Wear a helmet. Many provinces and municipalities have laws requiring helmets use for electric scooter riders.

  3. Stay off the sidewalk. In most cases, it is illegal to ride an electric scooter on the sidewalk.

  4. Avoid riding in areas where pedestrians are present. Electric scooters should be used on bike lanes or roads where there is less pedestrian traffic.

  5. Keep your speed under control. Electric scooters are limited to a maximum speed of 32 km/h in Canada.

  6. Watch out for potholes and other hazards. Pay attention to the condition of the road surface and be prepared to avoid hazards.

  7. Know the laws in your area. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the specific laws and regulations regarding the use of electric scooters in your city or province.